Master Repair Technician
Master technician and flute-maker Claude Rozier has an impressive breadth of experience, working internationally in the industry for over 35 years. Specializing in professional flute overhauls and COAs (clean, oil, adjust), Claude has been head technician at the Flute Center of New York since 1998. His thorough and precise work has garnered praise from some of the world's finest flutists, cementing his reputation as one of New York's finest flute technicians. Claude's interest in flute-making and design led him to an apprenticeship with the William S. Haynes Flute Company soon after graduating from Berklee College of Music. He went on to join Sankyo Flutes in Tokyo, Japan, where he lived and worked for 6 years, specializing in everything from padding and key-making, to headjoint design and finishing. Upon returning to the US, Claude became the Lead Flute and Piccolo Repair Technician for Music and Arts, where he was responsible for customer repair and inventory maintenance for over forty mid-Atlantic stores. Currently, Claude's intense interest in flute-making and design has led him to create a patented new shakuhachi-inspired flute with a full chromatic range. This prototype should be available to the public in 2016.